Mercier Dossous

1916–June 1983 (Age 67)
Anse-à-Veau, Grand'Anse, Haiti

The Life Summary of Mercier

Mercier Dossous was born in 1916, in Anse-à-Veau, Grand'Anse, Haiti as the son of ?. He married Mercedes Caster in 1944. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in June 1983, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Mercier Dossous
1916–1983
Mercedes Caster
1926–1984
Marriage: 1944
Parisien Dossous
1935–2005
Raymond Dossous
1946–1998
Saint- Louis Dossous
1949–1988
Saint- Amise
1951–1987
Endique Dossous
1952–1978
Tatine Delino
1956–1975
Parila Dossous
1960–1989

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1944Dominican Republic
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

      MaleMale

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (5)

    1934
    Age 18
    The U.S. withdraws from Haiti leaving the Haitian Armed Forces in place throughout the country.
    1937
    Age 21
    Thousands of Haitians living near the border of the Dominican Republic are massacred by Dominican soldiers under the orders of President General Trujillo.
    1957
    Age 41
    After several attempts to move forward democratically ultimately fail, military-controlled elections lead to victory for Dr. François Duvalier, who in 1964 declares himself President-for-Life and forms the infamous paramilitary Tonton Makout. The corrupt Duvalier dictatorship marks one of the saddest chapters in Haitian history with tens of thousands killed or exiled.

    Name Meaning

    Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a trader (Old French mercier, from Late Latin mercarius, a derivative of merx ‘merchandise’). Use as a given name in the United States may have originated in honour of General Hugh Mercer , killed at the battle of Princeton in 1777 . It may sometimes also have been chosen as a kind of male equivalent of Mercy .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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